As do I... Thats not what the OP is about though. I was shooting something that necessitated a long lens (very appropriate for a 100mm on a crop for a shot like this) and the flare is better with wider apertures. These 2 facors means that my 100 f/2 is the right lens for the job (as opposed to, say, my 70-200 f/4)
And I was happy because the shoot gave me an opportunity to shoot with my current favorite.
Even though I always have 'better glass' in my bag and I'm suppose to like the Nikon stuff much better, I'm finding that I always go back to my trusty Tamron 28-75 2.8 on every shoot. For the live music events that I shoot, I couldn't imagine shooting with anything else.
For certain portraits, I'm finding that side by side, it actually outperforms my Nikon 17-55 2.8 as well, and that lens is killer. It seems to my eyes, though, that the images from the Tammy give me more options in post.
I traded it in for a tamron 17-50 2.8 (went with a crop camera, so effectually the same)
My main body right now is crop (D7000) for various reasons. Believe it or not, I've been considering selling my Nikon 17-55 2.8 and looking into the Tamron instead. Among other reasons, I travel extensively both to get to shoots and during the shoots, lugging around the Nikon glass is like carrying a bowling ball around. Is the Tamron 17 - 50 as good as the 28 - 75? Not sure that I can rent one to try out or not so I'm looking for some good hands on advice.
I went from the older 28-75 to the newer 17-50 VC - color, contrast, sharpness are quite similar.
Great info, thanks. I've never really been a big fan of VC at the short focal lengths, but I'm sure I can just turn it off without a problem. At heart, I'm a bit of a purist I guess and try to always maintain the 1/focal length shutter speed rule from way back when.
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I just got the Canon 100mm F2.0 myself recently and I have to admit I like the sharpeness and contrast of this lens. You do need a lot of room to use it for full body shots and it hunts a bit in low light on my 5D Mark II, but so far I have been impressed.
DAN CRUIKSHANK wrote: 24-70 2.8 on my 800e... Because its the only lens I have
I want the 16-35 F4 tho.
16-35 Nikkor F/4 is my current fav lens on my Nikon D800. First lens I bought. It tested a bit sharper than the 24-70. I didn't care about the stop of light difference and it was also cheaper by a bit. And when i checked the meta data of my favorite images shot on my D300/300s most were shot with my 12-24. IF 18-36mm FF EQ. So I let that be my guide. I want the 70-200 F/4 Nikkor that also seems to be getting some good press in this thread. Right now I'm making do with a new Nikkor 85mm F/1.8 for my longest lens. I know. LOL!
John David Studio wrote: I use my Canon 17-55 f2.8 IS the majority of the time. My Tokina 50-135 f2.8 is a strong second.
Ive recently gone full frame and I really miss my old 17-55 F2.8 IS, they are amazing lenses. I shot a personal project on Istanbul at night with mine on my old 40D and the images were so sharp, I was handheld at 1/15.
Ive just bought a 28-70 L, but too early to tell how thats going to pan out. I may move towards fast primes in the future.